May 17, 2002

  1. CourseWork Use Expands in Spring Quarter
  2. Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts
  3. Welcome to Dalene Hawthorne!
  4. Falconer Biology Library welcomes Courtney Welborn
  5. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

1. CourseWork Use Expands in Spring Quarter

Since its debut at the beginning of Winter Quarter, CourseWork has increasingly become the preferred learning management system among faculty, teaching assistants, and students. Developed by the Academic Computing staff of SUL/AIR, CourseWork now supports 200 courses and over 6700 users. This number is expected to increase significantly in the upcoming quarters as more people become aware of this resource.

Using CourseWork, instructors and TAs can set up a course Web Site that displays announcements, online readings, a syllabus and schedule, online assignments and quizzes, a discussion forum for students and a grade book.

Many new features are planned for Fall 2002, but a few new features were added to CourseWork this spring. These include:

  • an option for a publicly accessible course homepage,
  • ability for an instructor to upload an image for a course homepage,and
  • ability to sort available courses by department.

For more information about CourseWork go to http://coursework.stanford.edu and click on About CourseWork.

--submitted by Eleanor Brown

2. Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts

We are pleased to announce the acquisition of the Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts, the first piece of a comprehensive collection of texts in the history of Christianity, featuring both rich text searching and digital page facsimiles of historically significant editions of these works. This collection is available to the Stanford community at http://www.ad-fontes.com/DLCP/collectionhome.asp.

The publishers describe the collection thus:

A uniquely exhaustive resource for historians, theologians, political scientists, and sociologists studying the religious and social upheavals of the 16th and 17th centuries, the Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts gives researchers immediate, Web-based access to an extensive range of seminal works from the Reformation and post-Reformation eras. With new content uploads occurring on a weekly basis, the database offers a constantly growing treasury of theological writings, biblical commentaries, confessional documents, and polemical treatises written by more than 300 Protestant authors.
This collection, along with other full-text, primary source collections, is also accessible from the Humanities Digital Information Service's full-text listing at http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/hasrg/hdis/text.html.
--submitted by Glen Worthey

3. Welcome to Dalene Hawthorne!

I am happy to announce that Dalene Hawthorne will fill the position of Serials Librarian effective May 13. In this role she will supervise Serial Records via Brigitte Burnham and the Government Document Serials unit. She will also be responsible for management of the Unicorn serials control module and for outreach to SUL service units.

Dalene is leaving the position of Library Coordinator at KPMG in San Francisco. In that role, she was responsible for library acquisitions for eleven KPMG offices from Mountain View north to Anchorage. I know this experience will serve her well in SUL's diverse environment.

--submitted by Christa Easton

4. Falconer Biology Library welcomes Courtney Welborn

Falconer Biology Library is very pleased to welcome our new Projects/Monographs Specialist, Courtney Welborn. She will be responsible for processing monographs and gifts and for supervising projects. Her position is half-time and Courtney will work afternoons.

Courtney received a BA in English from UC Davis and an MLS from San Jose State University. In her most recent job, she worked as a Subject Classification Administrator at Fatbrain, an online bookseller in Santa Clara. In an earlier job she worked as a proofreader. We believe her skills are a good match for her new job at Falconer. If you visit Falconer, please welcome Courtney to Stanford.

--submitted by Michael Newman

5. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

SUL/AIR has the following new position this week.

Computing Info Systems Analyst (#001253). Range: 4P3. Posted 05/13/2002

For a complete description of open positions within SUL/AIR, visit the recently redesigned Opportunities for Employment page on the Human Resources Web site.

Please send future submissions to SUL/AIR News to:

SUL/AIR News is an electronic publication of Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources issued weekly. Copy deadline is 12:00 NOON Wednesday for publication on the following Friday. Submit items for publication to sulairnews@forsythe.stanford.edu .
Editor for SUL: Sarah Williamson, sarahcw@sulmail.stanford.edu
Editor for AIR and HR: Eleanor Brown, eabrown@leland.stanford.edu